Nov 20, 2012 3:00am PST
pollsters like nbc, cbs and "the new york times," let the sample tell you by themselves. they're not making any assumptions how many democrats or republicans that didn't put their finger on the scale. just said, well, we seem to be hearing from more hispanics than we did four years ago. a lot of people who are democratic leaning whereas republicans might identify as independents now. instead of making assumptions, it's the best practice when you're doing scientific survey and that worked again this year. >> so tell us what you do and tell us what you did this past year that made you right and a lot of other people -- and for the record, i said that obama was going to win. i think it's like a week and a half out you are putting it at like 74%. >> sure. >> and the politician says you never know what will happen just like with baseball. the numbers may look right but certain teams, ballplayers may eat fried chicken and drink beer in the locker room. anything can happen. but talk about what you do. >> what we're really doing is taking the polls. you take an average. that part is simple.
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
months now. on wednesday a new cbs poll showed obama leading romney by five points in the buckeye state. in response, romney officials began to suggest maybe it was really all about pennsylvania. nobody took them seriously. mitt is bringing half the republican party to ohio on friday to kick off the new romney/ryan real recovery road rally. everybody's coming. and the sons, paul ryan, paul ryan's wife who we have yet to actually meet, rudy giuliani, a couple olympic medalists, every elected official except he who must not be named in new jersey. sudden plans for a road trip are usually the sign of a pressing need to escape reality. >> is meatloaf going to be there? >> as long as he brings those pipes. >> all right. they should bring chris. this chris christie thing, is it really a big problem for mitt romney? why can't he now campaign with chris christie and be proud of it? >> it is a brig problem. >> i don't get it. that's a problem. that's the problem. >> literally, you have that image of them going like this. >> so what? they need to get over it. >>> up next, the tale of two ci